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Phylogenetic Relationships in the Aveneae/Poeae Complex (Pooideae, Poaceae)
The results support a broadly delineated subfamily Pooideae with Brachyelytrum and Nardus/Lygeutm as basal lineages and Aveneae/Poeae + Bromeae/Triticeae + Brachypodium as sister to a well-supported lineage.
Phylogenetic structure of the grass subfamily Pooideae based on comparison of plastid matK gene-3'trnK exon and nuclear ITS sequences
The results do not reveal a significant role of past hybridisation, plastid lineage sorting or reticulation in the evolutionary diversification of the major lineages of the grass subfamily Pooideae and a largely well-supported pattern of divergence is results in.
Duthieeae, a new tribe of grasses (Poaceae) identified among the early diverging lineages of subfamily Pooideae: molecular phylogenetics, morphological delineation, cytogenetics and biogeography
Morphological, cytogenetic and biogeographical analyses point to warm and humid conditions as the ancestral bioclimatic niche of Phaenosperma and Duthieeae, whereas adaptation to cold and drought occurred only in a part of DuthIEeae but was obviously less successful than in the widespread and much more species-rich tribe Stipeae.
Rapid and Recent World-Wide Diversification of Bluegrasses (Poa, Poaceae) and Related Genera
Using DNA sequence data of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer for many species of the Poa alliance, a group comprising about 775 C3 grass species, revealed rapid and parallel diversifications in various parts of the world.
The Late Variscan molasses (Late Carboniferous to Late Permian) of the Saxo-Thuringian Zone
The synto post-orogenic evolution of Variscan Central Europe was dominated by the fonnation of a variety of basins (Figs. I and 2), into which the erosional debris of the orogen, the so called
Phylogenetic relationships of the silver saxifrages (Saxifraga, sect. Ligulatae haworth): implications for the evolution of substrate specificity, life histories, and biogeography.
The silver saxifrages (Saxifraga sect. Ligulatae Haworth; Saxifragaceae) exhibit remarkable variation of substrate specialization, with strictly calcicole to calcifuge species, as well as life
Molecular characterization and embryonic origin of the eyes in the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum
This study of retinal determination genes in the common house spider P. tepidariorum represents the first comprehensive analysis of the well-known retinaldetermination genes in arthropods outside insects.
Chromosome evolution in grass tribes Aveneae/Poeae (Poaceae): insights from karyotype structure and molecular phylogeny
Important progress has been made to identify the closest relatives of Avena, the most important crop plant genus, and other aspects of chromosomal organization, such as the localization of the different ribosomal DNAs on particular chromosomes, are rather conserved through multiple speciation processes.
Polyphyly of the grass tribe Hainardieae (Poaceae: Pooideae): identification of its different lineages based on molecular phylogenetics, including morphological and cytogenetic characteristics
Support is given for the abandonment of tribe Hainardieae and argue to abandon Poeae subtribe Scribneriinae, which are both highly polyphyletic and phylogenetically distant.